What is a bill?

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Act 2015
    to align the earnings base for calculating the superannuation guarantee charge (SG) with the earnings base for calculating SG contributions;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to align the nominal interest on unpaid or late SG contributions with the period over which they are actually outstanding;
    Crimes (Taxation Offences) Act 1980
    ,
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to align the penalties imposed under the superannuation guarantee charge regime with the administrative penalties imposed by the
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    ;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Small Superannuation Accounts Act 1995
    ,
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to enable the Commissioner of Taxation to pay for certain superannuation amounts directly to individuals with a terminal medical condition; and remove the requirement for superannuation funds to lodge a separate biannual lost members statement; and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to modify the notification and reporting obligations applying to certain corporations that have property in receivership or property in respect of which a controller is acting. Also amends 10 Acts to remove redundant or spent provisions and repeals five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce a new medicare safety net on 1 January 2016 to replace the Extended Medicare Safety Net, the Original Medicare Safety Net and the Greatest Permissible Gap. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to make it unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee or potential employee based upon where they live. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Merges the functions of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) into the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) by amending the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to enable the ACC to perform the AIC’s functions, including carrying out criminology research, sharing and publishing that research and carrying out commissioned research; and repealing the
    Criminology Research Act 1971
    to abolish the AIC as a statutory agency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to amend the statutory framework in relation to the determination process for persons seeking protection on complementary protection grounds; and make technical amendments in relation to protection visas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Grants Commission Act 1973
    to require the Commonwealth Grants Commission, when considering the capacity of a state or territory to raise mining revenue in preparing its annual recommendation on the distribution of goods and services tax revenue, to only take into account the most recent financial year for which mining revenue data is available. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new offences in relation to the use of a carriage service for private sexual material (image-based sexual exploitation, or ‘revenge porn’). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for employees employed by a franchisee to recover unpaid remuneration from the franchisor. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes the High Speed Rail Planning Authority and provides for its functions, appointment and terms and conditions of appointment of members, staff and consultants, conduct of meetings, and reporting and information requirements; and enables the minister to make rules prescribing matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the reporting of child abuse in onshore and offshore immigration detention facilities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum